Have you ever thought about becoming a caregiver?

We need your help! 

Are you or someone you know looking to make a real difference in someone's life and in the community by pursuing interactive part-time or full-time work?

If you answered "yes" to that question, then we have an opportunity waiting for that caring individual!

Direction Home Aging and Disabilities (DHAD) administers the Ohio Department of Aging programs that support older Ohioans in their own home, helping them to maintain their independence safely well into their older years. As an Agency providing supportive services to over 7,000 older adult residents in our local region, we have a waiting list of more than 500 consumers in need of home care assistance, assistance they can't get due to the lack of workers. The service provider agencies in our local region providing that assistance need YOU!

Our provider network of 100+ home care agencies and assisted living facilities are hiring caregivers. By joining this effort, you are not only helping so many Ohioans remain in a place they want to call home, but you are making a difference in your community and gaining personal satisfaction. The provider agencies and facilities in our network are willing and ready to work with you to accommodate your schedule, so please join in the effort to keep our older adults in their community.

Don’t know where to start your home care career? 

Do you have someone in mind that you would like to be paid to be their caregiver?

Would you like to be connected with someone who needs care?

We have the answer.  Here at Direction Home, we have a Provider Engagement Coach who can guide you every step of the way through the process of becoming a certified provider through the Ohio Department of Aging.  This coach will provide individualized technical assistance and be a resource of any questions you might have as you start your career. We can connect you to people that need your services.

Spread the word! Contact Direction Home at or 800.421.7277 (then press 8) to connect to our provider network or learn how to become an Independent or Consumer Directed Provider and start your career as a professional caregiver today. Please spread the word with family, friends, retirees, students, and community members. Thank you for assisting us in helping our older adults stay in a place they want to call home. 

Request more information here


Will I be a Direction Home Akron Canton Employee?  We are working to connect aspiring professionals with our network of providers. Different providers have different openings, with qualifications and pay varying from provider to provider. While Direction Home is referring applicants to different providers, the Agency would not be the place of employment.
What happens when I call? 

Tell the operator that you are interested in becoming a home health aide or to be connected to employment opportunities and they’ll take care of the rest!

Are there any sign on or other bonuses available?   Any incentives will be provider-dependent.
What does “flexible training” mean? 

The length, requirements, and training topics/programs will vary between providers. We’ll work with you to determine what fits best for your situation.

What is the exact pay scale? This will vary between providers, but it is flexible and there are career path opportunities that could reach up to $68,000/year.
What are the hours like?  This will vary between providers, but they are flexible for both part-time and full-time work.
Do I need a certain level of education or to pass a background check? The minimum requirements will vary between providers and training programs. We’ll work with you to determine what fits best for your situation.
Do I need to have hands-on or clinical experience?  No prior hands-on or clinical experience is required for the providers that offer their own training programs.
What licensures can I obtain with this job? Where can I advance to?  You will be able to qualify as a PASSPORT direct care worker with opportunities to progress to an STNA (specific training required), or even LPN or RN (specific training and credentialing required).